- Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network- One thing that helped me get through those first hard months, and allowed me to begin to see the light again, was the Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network. They have private facebook groups for moms of children with Down syndrome in your child's age group. It is so nice to be able to share pictures, and stories, ask questions, and get and give support from other women going through the same thing as you. They also have a book of diagnosis stories that were therapeutic for me to read during the grieving stage.
- Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennesee- This organization has provided much needed support to individuals and families all over the mid state. Search for your local Down syndrome organization here.
- Gigi's Playhouse- "Serving children and adults of all ages, each Playhouse provides educational and therapeutic programs at no charge to families; and in a format that individuals with Down syndrome learn best. All programs aim to maximize self-confidence and empower individuals to achieve their greatest potential."
- Down Syndrome clinic at Vanderbilt was useful to us in the beginning. Check to see if there is one near you here.
You may want to get involved in Early Intervention services, "a system of coordinated services that promotes the child's age-appropriate growth and development and supports families during the critical early years."